Gregory Tassey is Senior Economist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His major fields of research are the economics of innovation, technology-based economic growth policies, and R&D program impact analysis. Dr. Tassey has a B.A. in physics from McDaniel College and a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University. He has published 35 articles in policy and economics journals and written four books, the most recent being The Technology Imperative.
Craig Mundie is chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft Corp., reporting to CEO Steve Ballmer. In this role, he oversees one of the world's largest computer-science research organizations, and is responsible for Microsoft's long-term technology strategy. Mundie also directs the company's fast-growing healthcare-solutions business, along with a number of technology incubations. He routinely works with government and business leaders around the world on technology policy, regulation and standards. Read more »
Robert Hoffman is Vice President of Congressional and Legislative Affairs for Oracle Corporation, the world's largest enterprise software company. Robert is responsible for the development and implementation of Oracle's legislative agenda, which includes tax reform, trade promotion, and cybersecurity policy, and also oversees Oracle's political outreach and participation programs. Read more »
Link Hoewing is Vice President of Internet and Technology Policy for Verizon, the country's largest telecommunications provider. Verizon was formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE. He is responsible for identifying and assessing emerging issues, developing corporate positions on Internet and Technology industry issues. In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, Mr. Hoewing develops relationships with high technology industry members, interactive technology associations, research institutes, and think tanks. Read more »
Senior Manager, International Trade and Environment
Cisco Global Policy & Government Affairs
Jennifer Sanford joined Cisco in April 2004, and serves as senior manager of International Trade and Energy/Environment Policy. Jennifer is responsible for the development and implementation of Cisco’s international trade policy strategy, particularly with respect to China, and for strategic planning and internal operations of Cisco’s global government affairs team. Read more »
Robert Litan is Director of Research of Bloomberg Government, an information services subsidiary of Bloomberg LP providing analyses and data about the impact of US federal government policies on business. He has had a long and distinguished career in and out of government and the private sector relating to a wide variety of public policy issues. He is both an economist and an attorney. Read more »